A real highlight of visiting the Samling is certainly the opportunity to sample the culinary delights created by head chef Ian Swainson.
Top TV Chef Ian Swainson joined The Samling hotel from his role as Head Chef of the Michelin starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Reading. Last year Ian won the regional final of ‘ITV Britain’s Best Dish: The Chefs’. His menu is already receiving rave reviews. Ian uses the finest, freshest ingredients producing contemporary cuisine with a regional twist. According to the 2013 Good Food Guide “Swainson’s cooking shines with seasonal goodness and remarkable depth of flavour".
The restaurant itself offers food made from only the finest and freshest local ingredients. The restaurant guests find the ideas and lightness of touch emanating from the kitchen irresistible. For many guests it is the main reason they continue to return to The Samling so often.